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’The princess was the more musical and, no doubt, the driving force behind the installation of the hi-fi system (with loudspeakers and a microphone), at a cost to the couple of £17 17s and a complement to the baby grand piano, where Margaret Though the princess conceded gracefully on this occasion, when Lord Snowdon was later advised that an electric socket he’d ordered for his bathroom was ‘extremely dangerous’, the warning was brushed aside.
’ A letter written by the princess in 1962, re some of her decorating requests.
l 'We agree to fall in with Peerless [kitchens] for speed's sake, and we want the gas rings where we had them, please.
In addition to the main reception rooms, there were three principal bedrooms and dressing rooms, three principal bathrooms, the nursery accommodation, nine staff bedrooms, four staff bathrooms, two staff kitchens and two staff sitting rooms. The drawing room became the showpiece, and here the look was Regency-style, then widely popular in the smartest homes, with richly draped curtains and neatly paired Georgian In the reworked entrance hall, the neoclassical theme was continued to dramatic effect with stage-set Corinthian pilasters and a chequered slate floor (a gift from Mr P Thompson, a Kentish Town stone merchant).
The house instantly became both a relaxed family home and the focus of one of London’s most exciting social worlds, where the charismatic Snowdons would invite a sizzling fusion of the arts and the establishment to black-tie dinner parties en famille.
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Dave Berry is to take over from Johnny Vaughan as host of the Capital FM breakfast show in London.
Berry - who fronts the weekend breakfast slot and is also a Channel 4 face - will join co-presenter Lisa Snowdon on the show from January.
The princess’s was particularly carefully considered. Margaret wanted it clad in white marble with an ‘orchid’ sink, and both Her Royal Highness and her husband attended a meeting to discuss the correct positioning of the towel rail.